SINGLE USE PLASTIC
Nestle to invest billions to boost use of recycled plastics
Regularly cited by environmentalists as one of the top plastic polluters, Nestle is under pressure to show it is serious about addressing the waste reduction problem. It has vowed to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025.
Govt, regulators yet to find a single regime for FPIs, NRIs
The challenge is to put in place a neat, unified regime without causing chaos.
Include national plastic recycling fund, R&D support for zero carbon tech in upcoming Budget: TERI
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Government eyes curbs on toys, TV set imports
Sources said there have been suggestions to restrict toy imports, for which several steps such as a quality control order as well as stringent standards have been worked out. Similarly, there have been issues with white goods, especially TV sets, with several domestic players, too, relying on cheap imports from China and Southeast Asian countries.
Cos likely to extensively use AI to deal with cyberattacks, says study
The study titled 'Cyber Security India Market: What lies beneath' also notes that the regulatory landscape for privacy and data protection is expected to reach a tipping point in 2020, forcing Indian organisations to comply with not only global regulations but also with the proposed law on personal data protection, the Aadhaar Act.
6 good stocks picked using DuPont model analysis
Investors rely on return on equity (RoE) to determine if a company is worth investing in. It is necessary to analyse the sources through which RoE is routed and the DuPont model helps with that. Here are 6 stocks picked via the DuPont Model.
Government may list 8 single-use plastic items
Defining single-use plastic is the first step in the direction of doing away with such products in India by 2022, as called for by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day address. While many states have banned plastic, there are wide variations in implementation and the range of products covered.
Mangaluru: With inspiration from online videos, PDO builds wall from waste plastic bottles
A month ago when Subrahmanya panchayat development officer (PDO) Muthappa watched a YouTube video of constructing a wall using plastic bottles, he decided to try it out.
Kerala govt bans single use plastic from January one
After considering environmental and health issues related to mounting plastic waste, the government decided to ban single-use-plastic products in the state from January 1, 2020, a government press release said. Plastic carry bags, plastic sheets, cooling films, plastic plates, cups, thermocol and Styrofoam-based fancy items and others have been banned.
Do not use Indian cases to stall proceedings in UK: SC to Mallya
The Supreme Court on Monday asked chairman of the now defunct Kingfisher Airlines Vijay Mallya not to use the cases pending against him in Indian courts to stall a ruling in an insolvency case filed against him in London by Indian banks.
Tax Department rolls back order; allows joint property owners to file returns using simple forms
"After the notification, concerns have been raised that the changes are likely to cause hardship in the case of individual taxpayers," the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said in a statement.
Quantum Leap: As the problem of plastic waste worsens, environment-friendly packaging technologies will gain traction
The other big task is finding sustainable alternatives to singleuse, multi-layer packaging used for chips, biscuits, etc, which is among the hardest to recycle. Tipa, headquartered in Hod Hasharon, Israel, has developed fully compostable flexible packaging for food and fashion.
RBI does away with single-use plastic products
In the Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called for an end to single-use plastic to protect the environment.
Shah urges people to shun single-use plastic
Highlighting the perils of single-use plastic, the BJP president said it takes nearly 400 years for it to degrade.
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